Inside The $20 Million Colorado Mansion That Will Start Bidding At $0

Durango, Colorado is a small town located in the Southwest corner of the state. Locals and tourists alike enjoy exploring the town's stunning landscape and braving its exciting outdoor adventures and attractions, shown at Visit Durango Colorado. A little more than 10 minutes outside this scenic city sits Ute Junction Ranch, a large, 200-acre property that boasts a seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom mansion with two separate three-bedroom, two-bathroom guest houses that both have attached two-car garages. A few more structures sit atop the land including a horse barn, a heated barn with a shop, and a heated generator barn, described by Ute Junction Ranch Durango.

The mansion was originally listed for about $20 million but was recently set to hit the auction block next month with no reserve, according to the New York Post. As of May 6th, 2022, you can see this beautiful, 16,000+-square-foot residence begin bidding at $0. Though, we're not confident that it'll stay $0 for long when it is sold to the highest bidder.

Enjoy the perfect Colorado landscape

The land that this estate is situated on has gently rolling hills that are a breeze to walk or drive over. The manicured landscaping, as described by the listing on Platinum Luxury Auctions, features multiple ponds, stone pathways, tall oak trees and pine trees, and a great view of the La Plata mountain range that looks over the town of Durango.

Just outside the home's front door is a sprawling courtyard made from the reclaimed stones of Chicago's McKinzie and State streets. In the center of the courtyard sits a water feature that welcomes you just before entering through the main entrance. At the edges of the stone pathway, you'll notice greenery and carefully placed stones that make a graceful transition into the rest of the ranch's property. You don't need to worry about shoveling snow during Colorado's famously frigid winters; nearly all of the driveways and stone terraces feature built-in heating systems to melt snow and ice, as per the New York Post.

Plenty of opportunities for the host

Inside this magnificent property are three living levels with plenty of space to cook, relax, work, and play. The gourmet kitchen features hand-hewn cabinetry and a large butler's pantry for extra storage, according to Ute Junction Ranch Durango. Across the residence are plenty of areas to eat with a great view, but our favorite is the adorable breakfast nook kiddie corner to the kitchen for easy access to an extra glass of orange juice or more bacon.

Also on the main floor is a large family room perfect for gathering friends and family. In the room is an exposed timber frame fireplace and plenty of room to sit. What makes it so great for hosting is the included bar, refrigerator, ice maker, and dishwasher, making it so you never have to leave the room to make the perfect drink. You can take a seat in one of the many comfortable chairs and couches while looking out the large family room window at wandering ducks, deer, and rabbits or at the gorgeous Colorado sky.

Unbelievable living spaces

Other great features within this expansive residence include the wine room which can fit up to 3,000 bottles, the fitness center, the stone-walled solarium, and the massive primary bedroom, as noted by PR Newswire. No matter who purchases this estate, they'll easily be able to find their place in the home whether that is among the two levels of stone terraces, in the large suite's steam shower, in the art studio attached to the main office, or in one of the two heated barns.

The master suite in the North Wing of the home is a place most can only imagine living in. It includes a fireplace, private dressing rooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette, a laundry room, a private staircase to the main office, and even access to a hot tub. On the upper floor, there are four guest suites that are almost as luxurious as the primary suite. You can access them from the private elevator or the stairs, and each is made more comfortable by laundry and kitchenette services.